Date Filed: March 28, 2022
The Monitoring Team respectfully submits its Use of Force Review of Cleveland Division of Police (“CDP” or “the Division”) pursuant to paragraph 45 of the Consent Decree.1 The Monitoring Team recently completed an assessment of a sample of use of force cases from 2018 and 2019. These cases were reviewed by the chain of command and closed by June 2020. The attached memorandum summarizes the process and the findings of the Monitoring Team’s (MT) review of this selected sample of use of force cases and reviews. (Exhibit A) The review period commenced in October 2020 and ran through the spring of 2021. The Monitoring Team presented findings in two meetings to the City: one in February 2021 and one in May 2021. Additional reviews will take place in 2022 to assess compliance.
Read the Memo: Monitor’s 2020 – 2021 Use of Force Review Memo (pdf)